Berlin based Lightburst Pictures was founded in 2015. The company is run by Ufuk Genç, founder and managing director of well established post production house Cine Chromatix, that has already been largely producing and co-producing in the past years.
Besides developing and producing local German films, Lightburst Pictures acts as minority partner in international co-production. Compelling ideas, outstanding talent and promising artistic and/or commercial impact are key in our project selection.
The portfolio ranges from international art house films, such as Turkish-German co-production IVY which premiered in competition at the 2015 Sundance FIlm Festival, Spanish-German co-production LA NOVIA, which earned 12 nominations at Goya Award 2016, to mainstream cinema like privately financed martial arts comedy PLAN B, which premiered at the Sitges festival of Catalonia in October 2016 and is distributed by 20th Century Fox.
In fall of 2019 Lightburst Pictures was yet again expanded when Producer Erhan Emre became a new partner. By acquiring the world rights of the series CREWS & GANGS from Neço Çelik and going into the development of the second season of it, Lightburst Pictures is now also successfully established in the field of series development and production.
TERRA NOVA 2020
Format: Feature film
Screenplay: Artur Ribeiro
Cast: Virgilio Castelo, Nuno Lopes, Marc d’Almeida, José de Condessa, Miguel Borges, João Catarré
TERRA NOVA is the story of a courageous ship captain who decides to sail for Greenland in search of greater numbers of cod, a voyage that has never before been undertaken by the Portuguese, and the journey over many months on the open sea is made more difficult by personal conflicts amongst the crew, and the tense atmosphere aboard brings out both he very best and worst in the crewmen.
CREWS & GANGS 2020
Format: TV Miniseries
Screenplay: Neço Çelik, Erhan Emre
Cast: Vehbi Can Yesil, Natalia Avelon, Ufuk Bozkurt, Cem Erzincan, Ekaterina Medvedeva
The two hostile dancers Kian from Kreuzberg and Tay from Wedding fight for supremacy in Berlin. In the middle of it all is the innocent rhythmic gymnast Anicia. An old gang feud that has been going on for years and was already fought between Kian’s and Tay’s fathers is smoldering. In the competition between the crews, Anicia has to choose one of them, while disaster collapses over the other.
PLAN B - SCHEISS AUF PLAN A 2017
Genre: Feature film
Genre: Martial arts, Comedy
Screenplay: Rafael Alberto Garciolo
Cast: Can Aydin, Phong Giang, Cha-Lee Yoon, Eugene Boateng
Can, Phong and Cha-Lee might be ambitious stuntmen, but their career has long since hit rock bottom. However, it's when their friend and wannabe amnager Ugin reels in a promising new job offer that things truly fo south. A mix-up results in the four freinds bursting in on low-life Eddie and his sleazy gang of thugs. Seizing the opportunity, Eddie takes Phong as a hostage and blackmails the others into running a dangerous errand. Their mission: to seek the whereabouts of a secret safe owned by erlin's underworld kingpin Gabriel and deliver Eddie its contents. The terms: they either succeed with 24 hours, or Phong dies. Chickening out is not an option, and so the three friends tumble head over heels into a relentless scavenger hunt, attracting the attention of tenacious cop and, ultimately, of Gabriel himself.
Plan B is a fastpaced action comedy that pays homage to the action flicks of the 1980s and 1990s. Featuring spectacular action choreography by martial artists Can Aydin, Phong Giang and Cha-Lee from stunt team Reel Deal Action, it's the first theatrical martial arts motion picture ever to be domestically produced in Berlin, Germany's vibrant capital.
Sitges 2016 - 49. International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in October 2016